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    Plomong is offline Registered User
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    Default Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    Can someone give me some ideas on how to clean a grubby Musto Coastal trousers and jacket. The dirt is mostly teak-oil from sitting on or rubbing against treated wood, and coal-dust from the quays just across the harbour.

    My first instinct was to just put them in the washing machine with a mild detergent, but I seem to recall that that may destroy the impermeabilization.

    Specific questions:

    - Is giving them a wash in a machine a good idea?
    - With what detergent?
    - Hot or cold water?
    - Can the impermeabilization be restored or refurbished?
    - If so, by applying what substance (liquid) ?

    Other than the dirty cuffs and trouser bottoms, the suits are in good condition, as they don't get much use in our climate, so replacing is not an option !!!!

    Plomong

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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    i wash mine with bio on 30C, they still work fine after at least 20 washes.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    The Musto washing instruction label specifically states NON bio detergent .
    Washing machine is fine on about 40 degrees.
    To reproof, put the clean garments into the machine again with the appropriate proportion of a re-proofer like Nikwax TX-Direct ( from most outdoor equipment shops) in the dispenser. Run on a synthetic cycle.
    You can tumble dry on a low heat.

    You may have to treat badly soiled areas separately before you do the first wash.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    Nikwax also offer a pure soap for cleaning waterproofs, seems to do the job

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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    Second Nikwax products, pre treat any heavily soiled areas with neat Tech Wash and then follow instructions.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    Well, thanks all for your replies.

    There is no longer any question about what should be done. I was sent to the super for some urgent supplies this afternoon and when I got back the suit was in the washer at 30 degrees and tumbling nicely. Earlier I had used Oxyaction (from Dia, a Spanish version of Lidl type shop) to clean the cuffs and ends of the trouser legs.

    Now it just remains to see whether that treatment has done any harm. At first glance, none. The fabric, when held in a "catch water" shape, holds water in the depression with no water escaping below the garment. So I'll just hold my fingers crossed and hope for the best. If reproofing is needed, I'll consult Musto before trying Nikwax TX-Direct.

    Plomong

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    Default Re: Cleaning Musto Coastal Trousers

    Don't know about Musto Coastal trousers, but Gore-Tex Henri Lloyd specify that they are regularly washed and tumble dried.

    Whether the same regime is specified for PU proofed garments is something I'll need to find out.

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